Call for proposals 2020 - Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2 JU) H2020-JTI-FCH-2020-1 Closed!


The Annual Work Plan 2020 for the FCH 2 JU continues the work initiated in previous years concerning the development of a research and innovation programme aligned with the key challenges as identified by the stakeholders in the Joint Undertaking.

These challenges encompass different areas of research and innovation for each of the Transport and Energy pillars, as well as Overarching and Crosscutting activities. A total of 24 topics will be part of the call for proposals, including 8 for Transport, 9 for Energy, 2 for Overarching and 5 for Cross-Cutting. They will be grouped into 9 Innovation Actions (IA), 14 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and 1 Coordination and Support Action (CSA).


This call covers the following topics:

  • FCH-01-1-2020: Development of hydrogen tanks for electric vehicle architectures
  • FCH-01-2-2020: Durability-Lifetime of stacks for Heavy Duty trucks
  • FCH-01-3-2020: Liquid Hydrogen on-board storage tanks
  • FCH-01-4-2020: Standard Sized FC module for Heavy Duty applications
  • FCH-01-5-2020: Demonstration of FC Coaches for regional passenger transport
  • FCH-01-6-2020: Demonstration of liquid hydrogen as a fuel for segments of the waterborne sector
  • FCH-01-7-2020: Extending the use cases for FC trains through innovative designs and streamlined administrative framework
  • FCH-01-8-2020: Scale-up and demonstration of innovative hydrogen compressor technology for full-scale hydrogen refuelling station
  • FCH-02-1-2020: Catalyst development for improved economic viability of LOHC technology
  • FCH-02-2-2020: Highly efficient hydrogen production using solid oxide electrolysis integrated with renewable heat and power
  • FCH-02-3-2020: Diagnostics and Control of SOE
  • FCH-02-4-2020: Flexi-fuel stationary SOFC
  • FCH-02-5-2020: Underground storage of renewable hydrogen in depleted gas fields and other geological stores
  • FCH-02-6-2020: Electrolyser module for offshore production of renewable hydrogen   
  • FCH-02-7-2020: Cyclic testing of renewable hydrogen storage in a small salt cavern
  • FCH-02-8-2020: Demonstration of large-scale co-electrolysis for the Industrial Power-to-X market
  • FCH-02-9-2020: Fuel cell for prime power in data-centres
  • FCH-03-1-2020: HT proton conducting ceramic materials for highly efficient and flexible operation
  • FCH-03-2-2020: Decarbonising islands using renewable energies and hydrogen - H2 Islands
  • FCH-04-1-2020: Overcoming technical and administrative barriers to deployment of multi-fuel hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS)
  • FCH-04-2-2020: PNR on hydrogen-based fuels solutions for passenger ships
  • FCH-04-3-2020: Development of eco-design guidelines for FCH products
  • FCH-04-4-2020: Development and validation of existing and novel recycling technologies for key FCH products
  • FCH-04-5-2020: Guidelines for Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) of fuel cell and hydrogen systems

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 93,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 21 April 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2020 - Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2 JU) (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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